Baltic countries are scared of Russia – level 1

07-04-2022 07:00

The Baltic countries are three small countries between Russia and Belarus. They are Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. These countries are a part of the Soviet Union in the past.

The Soviet Union has a lot of power in the 20th century. 15 countries belong to the Soviet Union. For example, they are Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

The Soviet Union falls apart in 1991. Later, Russia wants some countries again. For example, Russia occupies Crimea in 2014. Now Russia attacks Ukraine.

The Baltic countries worry that Russia will attack them, too. It is a different situation. They belong to the EU and NATO. Other NATO members will help them.

Difficult words: fall apart (to break into small things), occupy (to control something), member (a person or thing which is a part of a group of more similar persons or things).

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